Friday, December 28, 2012

Become a High Performer

Cover of "Outliers: The Story of Success&...
Cover of Outliers: The Story of Success
by Justin Krane

Are you a high performer like Mia Hamm, Kobe Bryant or Roger Federer?

What's up with these 3? They bring it every time. They don't go through peaks and troughs.

They have sustained high performance, and that's what makes them champions. They make being a high performer look so easy-peezy lemon-squeezy.

So what does it take for you to be a high performer? And how can you be a high performer on a consistent basis? Are you checking out yet? Stay with me. Read this.

Here's my list:

Meditation

I used to poo poo this stuff. I thought it was for people that went off the deep end. Boy was I wrong. Talk about clearing your mind and becoming aware of what you are thinking. I am so present. In the here and now. Like right now. Meditation can make you a better thinker. Talk about business strategy. Hello!!!

Exercise / Rejuvenation

For me, that's a massage. Once a month. Running twice a week and playing basketball once a week. What rejuvenates you? Pick one thing and do it every week.

Diet

Protein, fruits and vegetables. These 3 work for me. Check out http://www.thefresh20.com for simple recipes on what you can make for yourself. My new diet has given me more energy. Major stuff for high performance.

Coaching

My grandma used to tell me, "Justy, you can't see the hump on your own back." I tell ya, she was right. Invest in coaching and get a different perspective. Better yet, invest in the results you could get through coaching. Accountability is huge. It's a great way to consistently rock the house.

Practice

Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called Outliers. He said the most successful people in business who have mastered their craft have spent at least 10,000 hours learning and refining what they do. That's about 5 years if you work a 40 hour work week. Ya think he is right? Practice your stuff. Go out and shoot 15,000 free throws. You probably can become a high performer.

Imagine what your life and business could be like if you performed at a higher level, and it just became the new normal. You could work less and be more productive. You could make a bigger impact with the people you do business with. You could make more money.

The question is, are you up to the challenge? Come on now. Forget about the whole New Year's resolution stuff. In my mind, every day is Jan 1. Game on. Bring it.

Justin Krane is a certified financial planner who has helped countless entrepreneurs create a bigger vision for their businesses by showing them how to identify and meet goals for increasing revenue. Go now to http://kranefinancialsolutions.com to get your free financial planning toolkit and you'll also receive a free audio CD on increasing your business revenue.

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